The CCSK body of knowledge
The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), a vendor neutral industry association, established the Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK), which demonstrates knowledge of the leading cloud security guidance documents.
While many people take the CCSK for its certification value, most actually report that it helps them be
more productive in adopting the right level and model of cloud computing.
By understanding the essential cloud and cloud security concepts and applying these in conversations on IT initiatives, consensus is reached quicker. Less time is wasted on discussion and doomed cloud initiatives. Proper cloud adoption and governance is accelerated.
Most importantly, the body of knowledge facilitates a common language around cloud and cloud security. In December 2017, version 4 of the CCSK exam was released. This training is fully aligned with CCSK v4.
CCSK online training
My online CCSK class helps you to master the CCSK body of knowledge in record time from the comfort of your home (or office).
Here’s how it works: the content of all the domains is split into five webinar sessions of approximately 120 minutes each with an additional e-learning support site.
The five sessions are a logical grouping of all the domains in the CCSK Body of Knowledge.
Each session has presentations, quizzes to test your knowledge, Q&As and suggestions for study, practical exercises and application to your current job. The sessions are covered over a period of one week. You will find the schedule below. On top of the live sessions, there will be a membership site featuring a private support group (sneak preview here, and a brief overview video here) with your instructor (me: Peter van Eijk), additional practical resources, as well as optional practical work. If you are able to attend all sessions, and do a little preparation in between, you should be able to pass the on-line CCSK exam immediately after the last session. The price of the exam is included in the course, and you can schedule that session at your own convenience.
I have delivered CCSK training more than 60 times now, across the world as well as many times online.
What is in the online classes?
The next online class starts July 9, 2018. Click here for the shopping cart.
|Session||Date and time
(every session is 2 hours)
|Session 1: Introduction to cloud computing
Essential characteristics, service models, deployment models
UTC/GMT 14:00 16:00 Amsterdam, 10am New York.
|Session 2: Infrastructure Security for Cloud Computing
Securing base infrastructure, management plane, virtual hosts and networks, IaaS, PaaS, SaaS security, containers
Tuesday same time
|Session 3: Risk and Governance
Legal and compliance, audit, data governance, risk management, CCM
Wednesday same time
|Session 4: Data and application security
Cloud data architectures, data security and encryption, CASB, identity and access management, Security as a Service, DevOps
Thursday same time
|Session 5: Cloud Security Operations, Exam preparation
Monitoring, incident response, interoperability, IOT, big data and mobile
Friday same time
The fee for the training (see shopping cart) includes five sessions, support from your instructor, one CSA exam token which entitles you to two attempts at the exam, and 3 months access to the private member’s site for course attendants.
NOTE: if you have trouble with the shopping cart or your means of payment, email me. I have alternative payment means.
If this training does not offer you the right learning experience, you can quit after the first session and get a full refund.
If you follow my study and exam instructions you are guaranteed to pass the exam.
Frequently asked questions
Will this get me CPE points?
This course may qualify for 12 or more CPE points, which might come in handy if you maintain CISSP certification for example, (ISC)² would count them as Group A points. Contact me for details.
What if I am not sure this is a good fit for me?
If you are not sure that this CCSK training is perfect for you, I invite you to schedule a free, no strings attached, 30 minute call with me. Click this link for an appointment scheduler.
What if I already have a CCSK exam token?
Contact me with proof of your purchase or entitlement, and I will discount you for that.
My company has a team to train, can you help?
This happens regularly, contact me for additional support and group discounts.
Can I do the labs of CCSK Plus?
Yes, though that is not included in the daily sessions. You will get all the lab descriptions and support. If you get stuck, we can chat, mail, phone or have screen sharing sessions.
What if I cannot attend a session?
You will find a lot of learning material on the private support site. That is also where recordings of the content are available for a few months after the training. If a recording fails, there are multiple recordings of earlier runs of this training.
Knowledge of cloud computing value and risk is indispensable for any senior IT related role these days. It will advance your career, improve the efficiency of your team, and is likely to positively influence the quality and cost of your company’s services. This training is a very effective way to get these results.
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If you wish to pay in US$ click below here for signup directly at the course site (gives you the same course, but I prefer you use my main shopping cart).